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Tortured (2008)

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An undercover FBI agent faces a moral dilemma when he's asked to torture a member of one of the world's most powerful crime syndicates.

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Nolan Lebovitz (as Nolan H. Lebovitz)

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Nolan Lebovitz (as Nolan H. Lebovitz)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Fishburne ... Archie Green
James Cromwell ... Jack
Kevin Pollak ... Doctor Shaw
Paul Perri Paul Perri ... Emmet Gnoww
Cole Hauser ... Kevin
Robert LaSardo ... Mo (as Robert La Sardo)
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Becky
James Denton ... Agent Murphy
Jon Cryer ... Brian Mark
Douglas Arthurs ... Larry
Brad Kelly Brad Kelly ... Curly
A.C. Peterson ... Harry Rusick (as Alan C. Peterson)
Chilton Crane ... Caren Rusick
Karen Holness ... Gloria Green
Jordan Alexander Jordan Alexander ... Sheila Green
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Storyline

Jimmy, a business-like young man, enters a room where a man, the accountant for a shadowy drug lord, is shackled. Over the next week, Jimmy systematically tortures the accountant, demanding information about missing funds. The accountant denies any knowledge. In flashbacks to six months before, we see Jimmy's joining a group of the drug lord's enforcers, surviving brutal hazing, getting his first assignment, and keeping his cool. We also learn that Jimmy has another identity, friends in high places, and a girlfriend unhappy about both his work and his changing personality. Can Jimmy hold on to his humanity as he carries out increasingly nightmarish orders? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sometimes the only way to stop a criminal is to become one. See more »


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Rated R for violence including torture, and language | See all certifications »

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cole Hauser and Laurence Fishburne previously appeared in Higher Learning (1995), though shared no scenes. See more »

Goofs

On day two, we see Kevin's flight landing in Washington and can see that it is an Air Canada plane by the logo on the tail. Kevin came from Los Angeles to Washington. Air Canada only flies either to or from destinations in Canada. See more »

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Decent entertaining 90 minutes
11 January 2009 | by rlange-3See all my reviews

Good casting, good acting, intriguing characters, very good pacing all make this an entertaining movie to watch. There is competency and cold blooded efficiency on both sides which one would expect from a top notch operation, and none of the intrusive hyped up dialogue that infests many serious crime movies. None of the actors is weak, with Robert La Sardo particularly impressive in a secondary role. Emmanuelle Chriqui manages to exude sex appeal without a descent into tawdry, and the psychiatrist manages to come off as a solid character and asset to the film.

All of this is gradually undermined as the move progresses and the plot unfolds. Although the twists and turns keep things interesting, the major direction becomes increasingly predictable and unfortunately increasingly implausible. It wasn't enough to ruin the movie but it certainly kept it from climbing out of a high midrange rating.


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